He Did It #699 and #700!
Albert Pujols sent Homerun number 699 off the LA Dodger’s Andrew Heaney over the left field wall at Dodger Stadium Friday night. An inning later in the top of the 4th off Phil Bickford he hit number 700! He smashed it 389 feet, with an exit velocity of 99.8, and a 33 degree launch angle. He’s now a member of the exclusive 700 Club, where Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) are the only other hitters, with 10 regular season games remaining.
The moment Albert Pujols joined the 700 Home Run Club!
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) September 24, 2022
After a slower start, this second half of season he’s gotten in a groove slashing .313/.377/.657 with 13 homers, 33 RBIs and a 1.034 OPS. He’s definitely helped the Cardinals take control of the National League Central, and they will most likely host one of the wild card series the first week of October. Although postseason Homeruns don’t count towards career homeruns, Pujols has hit 20 of them! But he doesn’t need them to count, he’s already etched his name into baseball history.